Is your child anxious?
“Mommy, why do I worry so much?”
At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific purpose: protection. Sometimes this protection mechanism can go a little haywire, but there are ways to come back from the frenetic “flight-or-fight” mode into a calmer “rest-and-digest” state.
The above linked infographic by no means represents all that you can do for a child with anxiety or panic attacks — but it’s a really good start and it’s simple enough that a school age child could even read it him or herself and understand.
Sometimes we adults require the same simplicity…